Tag Archives: editing

Submissions, why it is important to do your research.

All writers get to the stage where they think their work is “ready” for publication. For those of us who would love to get a publisher (or agent) to take us on, there are a few things that are essential … Continue reading

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The POV edit.

As writers we are always finding things to tinker with in our work before sending it off. But, as I have found to my own cost it is not the number of times a piece is read, it is what … Continue reading

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How to “unstick” your novel.

We have all been there, the initial rush of enthusiastic typing, the deluge of action and ideas has slowed down and every keystroke is now a painstaking test of character. You have reached the doldrums, your novel is stuck in … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo This Year

First up I want to say what a great idea NaNoWriMo is, it encourages people to write and we need more writers in the world than we do corrupt politicians and uncaring governments. But, I am not doing it this … Continue reading

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Fendrel needs you! Beta readers.

Fendrel’s Tale volumes 1 and 2 are now ready for their final round of beta reading before they go off to the copy editor. Please drop me a reply with your contact details if you want to be a beta … Continue reading

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The “final” edit

There comes a time when you have read through your precious manuscript so many times and dealt with all of those little things that all you are doing is tinkering and not making changes that are productive. I am at … Continue reading

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The pitfalls of common and weak words

Following on from my last 2 posts about editing of a manuscript, I am covering a topic that I have found that I am the chief culprit and offender in. It is common words at the start of sentences and … Continue reading

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